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Many magazines and newspapers, both online and in print, have run stories about Anamaya. We are blessed to have had so much incredible coverage. We have also been placed in many “top 10” or “best of” lists by journalists and reports who felt that what we offer at Anamaya is among the best of the best around. Show below are some of the great press and media mentions we’ve received:

FORBES: Ann Abel

Aug 20, 2019
5 Yoga Retreats to Book For Fall 2019

There’s never been a better time to book a yoga retreat. Not only could you probably really use one—I don’t need to remind you that stress and burnout are on the rise—but there are an increasing number of retreat centers that are both luxurious and transformative. Some are within wellness resorts and destination spas, while others are more focused on the eight limbs of yoga. But all are wonderful places to recharge.

If you like your yoga retreats to be social, immersing you in a community of like-minded practitioners from around the world, then Anamaya in Costa Rica is for you. Meals are communal, and the infinity pool is so gorgeous that nearly everyone ends up there between asana sessions. Even better, its location in the charming beach town of Montezuma makes it perfect for yoga and surf retreats. Most stays are a full week, though three- or four-night retreats are available certain times of the year. Most weeks, there is a respected guest teacher in house.


October 14, 2014
“Immersed In The Wild: 11 Hotels And Lodges That Get You Among The Trees And Under The Stars” by Ann Abel

The second time Forbes included Anamaya in its round up of travel recommendations (see below for the other), this time it was in a group of wild places. We’re hoping that the writer, Ann Abel, will visit Anamaya personally and be inspired to write a feature article at some point.


September 20, 2014
“Wellness Travel 101: Vacation Your Way to a Better You” by Jamie Moore included Anamaya in its fall 2014 section listing four great yoga retreats around the world for wellness travel. This article got us a third recommendation in the Huffington Post here:


September 19, 2014
“The Best Fall Yoga Retreats” by Meredith Rosenberg

Condé Naste picked Anamaya to include in its Fall 2014 “round up” of best yoga retreats in the world. We were the only one chosen from Costa Rica.
Ever since opening, Condé Naste was on our bucket list of places to get a plug from since we considered it to be the best travel magazine, so it was very rewarding to finally get noticed.

Thanks Meredith for including us!


September 14, 2014
“Costa Rica Anamaya Resort a Smorgasbord of Healthy Options” by Victoria Revay

The largest newspaper group in Canada, The Sun, sent a freelance reporter, Victoria Revay to Anamaya who stayed for a week and reported in this great article, which was syndicated across Canada and appeared in over 150 websites such as in Vancouver, Calgary, etc. Thanks Victoria, you are awesome!


August 6, 2014
“12 Places To Stay In Costa Rica You Won’t Believe Actually Exist” by Erin La Rosa

Buzzfeed, which specializes in viral news articles, included Anamaya in it’s 2014 “top 12” type list of amazing locations to stay in Costa rica. Said Buzzfeed:

“If you’re looking for a healing retreat from the everyday, then Anamaya is the place. They have a yoga deck, where classes are held, that overlooks the pacific ocean and gulf of Nicoya. And they serve mostly organic meals, raw foods, and even have vegan options. Other options to treat your body here include surfing and scuba classes, as well as spiritual development seminars.”


July 22, 2014
“5 essentials for a well-being vacation” by Beverley Ann D’Cruz

The Loop is one of Canada’s most popular magazines, and they published a feature-length article on Anamaya in July 2014, including many quotes from their interview with co-owner Kelsey Matheson. An Excerpt:

“We know what you’re thinking: sun, sand and an endless supply of Margaritas. But what about challenging yourself to try (or learn) something new? Aside from basic and aerial yoga at Anamaya, guests can learn how to surf, take a horse-riding lesson, go hiking and zip-lining or indulge in a massage.”


June 16, 2014
“5 Exotic Resorts that are Good for your Mind, Soul, and Bikini Body Prep”

Anamaya was chosen #1 by Canada’s largest fashion magazine as one of the best 5 in the world for yoga retreat centers. They even gave us the cover photo, featuring one of Anamaya’s co-owners, Karen Ramsey McCabe. Some choice quotes from their review:

“For those who like health handed to them, Anamaya Resort is a wellness paradise atop the hills of hippie haven Montezuma, Costa Rica… the resort focuses on organic cuisine, harvesting much from its nearby farm, Rancho Delicioso, which grows everything from amarinth to ice cream beans and features a state of the art tree house for one of its co-founders that comes complete with flat screen TV. You can’t help but bliss in the family-like setting that will have you making forever-friends with the tight-knit group of guests and staff onsite.


June 3, 2014
“VIAJES PARA YOGUIS – Por todo el mundo” by Marta Alameda

Elle in Spain found us and added us to their list of best yoga retreats in the world. Muchas gracias Marta Alameda! Here’s our translation from Spanish to English:

“For those looking to combine yoga with some intense activity, Anamaya Resort in Costa Rica is your place. They offer various types of yoga (including aerial), relaxation packages, luxury spa services, workshops on the body, mind and spirit and gourmet organ menu with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. It also has other activities like surfing or with circus, acrobatics and fire-dancing. All this in a complex built on a cliff just steps from nearby waterfalls, surrounded by jungle and a tropical beach.”

One of the editors from Elle Canada also visited us and is preparing a feature article about Anamaya, to hopefully come out towards the end of 2014.


April 2, 2014
From “12 ‘Spring Cleaning’ Spas Perfect For Men And Women In Need Of Rejuvenation” by Michele Sponagle

Hanging Out In Costa Rica

Yoga enthusiasts can get their zen on at the Anamaya Body Mind & Spirit Resort. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, guests get a natural high doing their downward dogs from the yoga deck surrounded by lush rainforest. Speciality retreats centre around activities like surfing or aerial silk fitness classes. While you detox, the kitchen serves up organic foods, some eaten raw, to help balance those slices of meat lovers pizza consumed before you left.


February 23, 2014
Excerpt from the article “Yoga Teacher Training: No Climbing for One Month” by Alli Rainey

“I had no expectations for my month-long intensive yoga teacher training (YTT) at Anamaya Body Mind & Spirit Resort in Costa Rica beyond knowing that I’d likely leave with a greater comprehension of yoga than I did when I arrived. Though I’ve practiced yoga poses regularly throughout my life (I started when I was 10), I was a self-taught practitioner, and I knew I had a lot to learn. Even knowing that I had a lot to learn, this teacher training blew me away. Our teacher, Jacqueline Chiodo, was excellent and our training was thorough, incorporating not only asana practice and alignment but also, yoga philosophy, history, breathing, chanting, chakras, anatomy and Ayurveda, among other areas.

For a month, I lived in a house in the jungle on the top of a hill with four awesome ladies while I expanded my knowledge of yoga along with about 30 other soon-to-be yoga teachers. Monkeys and geckos provided a background chorus as we practiced multiple times daily on the yoga deck overlooking the ocean. We lived and breathed yoga; we got to know each other well through laughter and tears. It was an honor and privilege to be part of such a diverse group of insightful people from all over the globe…”


August 30, 2013
“The Top 10 Coolest Yoga Ashrams on the Planet”

Anamaya was featured in print in this great top-10 list from french fashion magazine “Grazia” but unfortunately it didn’t make it into their online version (usually it’s the opposite.) But here’s the pages from this feature article:


December 28, 2012
“6 Hotels For A Yoga Escape” by Michelle Doucette

“If the daily yoga classes, nearly weekly yoga retreats and organic cuisine (like miso-seared yellowfin tuna with broccoli and coconut quinoa) aren’t enough to lure you to Anamaya Resort, perhaps its outdoor yoga deck is. From your mat on the covered deck, you’ll gaze down at treetops, cliffs and the Pacific Ocean, with the sound of waterfalls in your ears. It’s the ultimate backdrop for your downward dog…”


April 27, 2012
“Immersed In The Wild: 11 Hotels And Lodges That Get You Among The Trees And Under The Stars” by Ann Abel

Anamaya Rate #1 in the world, and given the cover photo

“At this boutique resort nestled in the Costa Rican rainforest, guests can choose to get their “om” on in front of the sparking ocean or one of several cascading waterfalls. The retreat offers a variety of yoga classes for all experience levels, as well as a 200-hour yoga teacher training and certification. After a yoga session, guests can soak in a salt-water pool or enjoy a variety of massages and health treatments offered at the resort’s spa. All of the food at Anamaya is organic — including many vegetarian and vegan options — and guests can even watch the chef prepare their meals right in front of them.”


March 27, 2012
“Room Keys: Costa Rican yoga retreat Anamaya offers a scenic way to recharge and relax” by Samantha Grice

“One day into my stay at Anamaya Resort, I felt life go from black and white to colour. Not simply the way anyone feels going from a city (Toronto) endlessly engulfed in winter to a country (Costa Rica) that never waivers from full-on Technicolor tropical splendour. But the combined effect of warm ocean air and Anamaya’s yoga and adventure retreat left me fully refreshed in mind, body and spirit. It may sound New Age cheesy, but it’s true…”


March 27, 2012
“10 Best International Yoga Retreats and Vacations” by Michelle Doucette

“Options abound in Costa Rica but in the north Anamaya Resort can’t be beaten. Reminiscent of a Balinese resort, this exotic holiday spot is just a stone’s throw from the town of Montezuma on the Nicoya Peninsula. Daily classes are usually Anusara yoga (a form of hatha) plus retreats focusing on yoga, circus skills, detox and meditation are met with a saltwater infinity pool, organic cuisine, fire dancing and trapeze acts. If you can’t afford the in-house retreats, don’t worry, you can also drop in for daily yoga classes in their gorgeous yoga pavillion.”

Additional Media Coverage for Anamaya

Anokhi Media

Mar 26, 2014
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Elevate Magazine

May 27, 2014
Anamaya was recommended in an article about great places to Honeymoon

L.A. Yoga Magazine

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She Does the City

JANUARY 21, 2014
What if a dream trip turned into a career? An interview with Kelsey Matheson, Co-Owner of ANAMAYA RESORT Ecolodge in Costa Rica

The Independent UK

January 16, 2010
The Independent names Anamaya one of the top 6 best boutique hotels in Central America

The Tico Times

May 04, 2012
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Apr 7 2013
Nirvana with a view at Anamaya


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